Monday, March 14, 2011

Roberta's Tuna Patties

In honor of Lent, I made a recipe that was given to me by my Mother-in-law years ago and has been a favorite ever since. 

If you've never had tuna patties, imagine crab cakes but with tuna.

Special Tools:
Food processor


2 cans of tuna (drained & flaked)
3 cups bread crumbs (6 slices fresh)
2 eggs
4 tsp finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 tbsp green onion
2/3 cups of celery, diced
1/2 cup of Panko bread crumbs
3 tbsp of olive oil

In a food processor, finely chop green onion. Tear bread into large pieces and add it to the food processor. Pulse until bread is completely crumbled. Transfer bread crumb mixture into a large mixing bowl. 
Dice celery very fine, add to bread crumb mixture. Add tuna, eggs, salt, pepper and lemon juice to the mixture and combine. With hands shape into patties. I usually get about 7-8 patties that are the about the same circumference as a tuna can. 
Heat oil over a medium heat. Dip each side of the tuna patty in panko bread crumbs before placing them in skillet. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. 
Keeping up with tradition, we serve ours with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.


1 comment:

Roberta said...

I'm so excited to be mentioned on your blog! I hope everybody tries this recipe and enjoys it as much as we always have.